22 May 2013

Vegetable Pulav/Pilaf -Simple Breakfast/Bruch Ideas

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It seems like I am developing a habit of not updating my blog frequently and I still continue in a mental state where I am not able to make up my mind for anything. It feels really weird when I think over it. I am I stressed out or is it is a sign some serious psychological disorder? Thoughts shake me up ….well I am not…

Well heading straight towards to today’s recipe it’s a simple vegetable Pulav prepared at every household. But it is always amazing that one recipe has so many variations, every time I eat the Pulav prepared by my friends, colleagues I feel their version is much tastier than the one I prepared. So here is my final version and my family likes this way…

Vegetable Pulav/Pilaf –Vegetables and Rice cooked with Indian Spices

Preparation Time: 15-20 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Serves: 2-4
Served with: Raitha
Difficulty Level: Easy-medium

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2 cups of rice
1.5 cup chopped vegetables (French Beans, Carrot, Potato, Cauliflower/Gobi)
1 /2 cup fresh/frozen peas
1 medium onion sliced thinly
Salt per taste
2 tbsp. ghee/refined oil
4.5 cups water

For the Masala

To Grind
8-10 clove garlic
3-4 green chillies
1/ 4 cup coriander leaves
1” ginger

1/2  -3/4 tsp. pav baji masala (Everest brand)

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Cut all the vegetables at same length and keep aside. Take a pressure cooker, add in the oil and lets that heat up a bit. Once oil is hot add in the grinded masala captioned under “to grind” and fry until the raw smell from the masala goes off.

Add the onion and fry until translucent, then add the rice and fry until slightly changes the colour. Add 4.5 cups of water, vegetables, peas, salt, garam masala and mix well. Wait until it start boils, then close the lid and place the weight. Wait until 4 whistles come.

Once cooker releases all the pressure open the lid and wait until it comes to room temperature.

Serve hot with your favourite Raitha.  


  1. Wow, who will say no to this beautiful and flavourful pulao..

  2. Picture perfect pulav.Loved it absolute.

  3. Stressed out for what Sushma? Work life balance or something else? Curious :)

    My mom never made this green pulao, but my neighbour would share this pulao once a while and I used to love it. I think there's another version with mint leaves too. I need to give this a try, it looks easy and so delicious!

    1. @ MD..Its different for me when i say Stressed out ....I am missing my dad very badly and makes me completely blank (I lost him last october ).Thnx for asking -Yes I have tasted the mint version, my MIL makes but personally i dont like mint so I hardly get it home :(

      Try this version. layka aroma battu :-)

  4. @Priya & Chitchat thnx Ladies :-)

  5. Looks great..while even I feel that pulao made by others is always more tastier, I think that I've found the recipe I'm looking for..garlic coriander and some Masala, it is..Will try


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